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phorbol

[ fawr-bawl, -bol ]
/ ˈfɔr bɔl, -bɒl /
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noun Biochemistry.

the parent alcohol, C20H28O6, of certain carcinogenic compounds in croton oil.

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Origin of phorbol

<German Phorbol (1927) <Greek phorb() forage (see forb) + German -ol-ol1
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